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What You Can Learn from Advertising Week New York Even if You Aren’t Going

Advertising Week, the world's “largest annual gathering of advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industry leaders,” descends about New York for the 15th year in a row on October 1. It’s one of the final big advertising events of the year, and major brands, advertising agencies, tech companies and celebrities attend in droves. The event is worth your while if you can make it to hear everything from industry players like IBM talking about blockchain to marketing executives from agencies like W+K Global discussing how to better respect and elevate women in the industry. But if you can’t make it, we’ve highlighted some of the best content taking place (hint: all lean more towards discussing major issues in the industry and society over strictly digital marketing topics) and where you can learn more even after the event has wrapped.

Mental Health

· Session title: Great Minds Think Unalike

· Description: Actress Emma Stone sits down with Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, president of national nonprofit the Child Mind Institute, to talk about the connection between creativity and anxiety and how an open dialogue about mental health issues can have a positive impact.

· Date and time: 10/1 at 1:15 p.m.

· Location: Target Media Network Stage @ IMAX

· Where to learn more:

Women in Advertising

· Description: TIME'S UP™/ADVERTISING will host a series of talks including “What Does HR Have To Do With It?” on enabling HR professionals to rise up and do the right thing in the industry and “What About the Men?” on how men can be allies in fighting harassment, raising awareness and calling to action.

· Date and time: Multiple

· Location: Multiple

· Where to learn more:


· Session title: The Empathy Gap

· Description Caryn Capotosto, producer of the Mr. Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" talks to Y&R Chief Strategy Officer Yusuf Chuku about the Empathy Gap in society and how we can all work to rebuild empathy into our communities.

· Date and time: 10/4 at 10 a.m.

· Location: Univision Stage

· Where to learn more:

Social Issues

· Session title: The Power of an Open-Source Movement: How an Idea Sparked Real Change Led by a Coalition of the Willing

· Description: The closing event of AdWeek, get a chance to meet the Gun Safety Alliance, a group of industry execs that sought to find a non-political, common ground to prevent unnecessary gun deaths in America with the help of concerned citizens. Founding members Carolyn Everson, Kristin Lemkau, Ross Martin, Shelly Palmer and Steven Wolfe Pereira will share how the movement has grown and what you can do to become a part of it.

· Date and time: 10/4 at 5:00 p.m.

· Location: Target Media Network Stage @ IMAX

· Where to learn more:

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